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ACIM Articles about Forgiveness

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111. The translation of the meaning of the world

Friday, Sep 23, 2022 1614 words 7 mins 10 secs

Jesus speaks in ACIM about translating hell into heaven, converting somehow the Earth into heaven's reflection. ie that the Earth is neutral/devoid of meaning and we project meaning onto it. Or to put it another way, we decided that...

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110. Changing your interpretation of the world

Thursday, Sep 22, 2022 1119 words 4 mins 58 secs

Focusing on this simple formula some more...

"If he senses even the faintest hint of irritation in himself as he responds to anyone, let him instantly realize that he has made an interpretation which is not true. Then let him...

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109. Forgiveness is symbolic of your immortality

Tuesday, May 24, 2022 1098 words 4 mins 52 secs

In this world, "forgiveness is an earthly form of love". What that means is that REAL love is of Heaven, and on earth the best we can do is a REFLECTION of love projected into the mirror of the...

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108. Forgiving your self condemnation

Wednesday, May 04, 2022 1283 words 5 mins 42 secs

"Although you have attacked yourself, and very brutally"

In the separation from God, each of us has condemned ourselves. We've accused ourselves of sin, and condemned ourselves to suffer. We want ourselves to be punished, murdered, and destroyed. Ultimately...

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107. Forgive yourself for what you did not do

Tuesday, Mar 01, 2022 1175 words 5 mins 13 secs

What did you do?! Did you hurt someone? Did you steal something? Did you break it and cover it up? Did you destroy a relationship? Did you deceive and lie? Did you commit a secret crime? What was it?...

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106. A refresher on what forgiveness is

Tuesday, Mar 01, 2022 1543 words 6 mins 51 secs

Ok's let's step back and look at the big picture. God exists. God created the Kingdom of Heaven, which comprises the sonship and the Holy Spirit. You and your brothers co-create to add to the Kingdom. The holy trinity...

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105. Forgiveness is about denial and acceptance

Tuesday, Jan 25, 2022 481 words 2 mins 8 secs1 comments

What you accept, you do not deny.

What you deny, you do not accept.

In order to awaken to reality, you must deny anything which is not real. And you must accept what is real.

Accepting what is real...

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104. The world can be forgiven if it is not a cause

Thursday, Dec 30, 2021 1341 words 5 mins 57 secs

In the separation, we entered a state of mind opposite to God. THEN we projected this state of mind outward, trying to hide from it. This produced the world of spacetime.

"That was the first projection of error outward....

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103. Finding a way to forgive the world

Thursday, Dec 16, 2021 2038 words 9 mins 3 secs

Forgiveness happens when you reframe a sin as simply a mistake. When you can realize that it was just an error, and not an intentional attack, it is forgivable. Sin demands punishment, if it is truly evil. But mistakes...

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102. Forgiving the world of sin and death

Thursday, Dec 16, 2021 2162 words 9 mins 36 secs

Originally, the only existence was in Heaven. But in the separation, we opposed heaven and made an opposite state of mind. This state of mind then projected an opposite world, rooted in the idea of death (opposition to eternal...

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101. Forgiveness to destroy

Saturday, Oct 02, 2021 777 words 3 mins 27 secs

When you hold a grievance, where you demand that someone else has to change because they are unacceptable to you, you are using the ego's version of forgiveness.

If you claim they are wrong or bad or evil or sinful or...

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100. Forgiving the world

Tuesday, Aug 31, 2021 1665 words 7 mins 24 secs

Forgiveness can only forgive something which is an illusion. You cannot forgive reality. Forgiveness is the same thing as atonement. To atone is to undo, just as to forgive is to undo. If you forgive a world, that world is...

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99. Forgiveness is the reflection of heaven

Thursday, Jul 29, 2021 1458 words 6 mins 28 secs

The truth of the reality of God's Kingdom is the true nature of your soul. Every property, quality and characteristic of what you are, is given by God. God creates only like himself, and God is immortal.

The result is that...

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98. Forgiving abusers

Friday, Jun 18, 2021 3329 words 14 mins 47 secs

It can be very difficult to forgive abuse. Typically in abusive situations, both persons are identified with their bodies. One person does something to the other person's body, which is taken very personally and hurtfully.

It seems that one person has...

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97. Gradual and total forgiveness

Saturday, Jun 12, 2021 980 words 4 mins 21 secs

In forgiveness, we usually start out the "fixing" of our mind by believing that someone ELSE is at fault. That the cause is external. It's usually a split minded state, riddled with dissociation, denial and projection. Scapegoating is happening and...

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96. The way out of hell

Thursday, Jun 10, 2021 2995 words 13 mins 18 secs

Before the separation, you were simply in heaven having a great time. Immortal, invulnerable, happy, loving, full of life.

Then the separation happened and we produced a state exactly opposite to heaven - heaven's logical opposite. A physical world in which...

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95. The basis for forgiveness

Monday, Jun 07, 2021 614 words 2 mins 43 secs

YOU are not responsible for establishing the innocence of yourself or others.

The nature of a soul is ENTIRELY the responsibility of God. God establishes the nature of the soul at its CREATION, and gives it its attributes. These attributes are...

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94. The inability to forgive yourself

Saturday, May 15, 2021 1561 words 6 mins 56 secs

If you did something wrong, if you sinned or committed some crime, damaged something or hurt someone, you won't be able to forgive yourself for it while you believe it actually happened.

Anything that you believe has REALITY, cannot be undone....

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93. Healing others though forgiveness

Sunday, Apr 18, 2021 453 words 2 mins 0 secs

"It is the privilege of the forgiven to forgive."

To me this has always meant that once you have accepted forgiveness for yourself, you now have the POWER to CAUSE others to be forgiven also, healing them and setting them free....

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92. What is forgiveness metaphysically?

Monday, Feb 15, 2021 515 words 2 mins 17 secs

Boiling ACIM down to pure logic, we end up with this.

"Only the truth is true and nothing else is true."

) God's realm and creation are TRUE.

2) The world we made in dreaming is FALSE.

3) Forgiveness means becoming TRUE while inside...

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